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Installed Win 2000 and now i can hardly watch the screen. Seems only VGA mode works.
Tried fail-safe and everything else i can think of. Any suggestions?
IBM 721
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Have you loaded the new drivers for your video card?  Go to the manufacturers website, download them, and run the install (setup) program..

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If you do not know what your video card is, you will need a utility to find out...  Belarc is a quick way, Aida32 is better, but the site has been down for a while...  

Belarc can be downloaded here:  http://www.snapfiles.com/php/download.php?id=100564
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you can also try driversguide.com
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One more thing..  if the video is Onboard, meaning built into the motherboard, then go to IBM's site for the motherboard drivers..  the video driver should be there..

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How do i know what video card i have? The machine is an IBM T21.
As you can imagine i'm a real PC newbie.
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Yea.. driverguide will have them, but I am concerned since it is IBM..  it is also a hassle finding the right ones sometimes..  But if you want to try driverguide, the logon is:  username = drivers, pw = all    
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Dnload Belarc above and it will tell you..  :)

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thanx FE i didn't know about Belarc
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:)  If I can find a copy of Aida32, I will post..  you can also use your MS System Information utility to find your devices..

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information

Then drill down to:  Components > Display

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Aida32 was recently purchased by lavalys.  (Actually, they hired the gentleman who wrote Aida32..)  You can dnload the free version of their inventory tool here:

http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=1
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cool, thanx FE u tha one
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My pleasure.. let us know if you run into problems..
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Thanx. But i tried Belarc. Got 3dfx Interactive Banshee. Updated to the latest drive. Same problem...
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I have a feeling that you will need to go to the IBM site to get the correct drivers..  Is the video onboard..??  you can ck if you look at the back of your computer..  if the video out is a horizontal slot, then it is onboard.. if vertical, then it is a card, probably AGP..

If it is onboard, then you will need the drivers for the motherboard off the IBM site..

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Thank you.
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